Tag: Caymanian status

Premier dismisses status delay concerns

Premier dismisses status delay concerns

| 09/06/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): A growing number of long-term residents here are worried they could miss the chance to vote next year because of delays in the Caymanian status application process due to the pandemic. However, the concerns have been dismissed by the premier. The Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board has not met since the COVID-19 lockdown […]

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Digital IDs can resolve Caymanian status question

Digital IDs can resolve Caymanian status question

| 22/06/2018 | 75 Comments

(CNS): The solution to the growing problem of Caymanians needing to prove their status is most likely to be found through the use of digital technology, Premier Alden McLaughlin told an industry conference in Cayman on Thursday. Speaking at the Cayman Islands Digital Economy Conference (CYDEC), held at the Kimpton Seafire, McLaughlin said the ability […]

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Caymanians outraged over need to prove status

Caymanians outraged over need to prove status

| 18/04/2018 | 232 Comments

(CNS): The immigration department has issued a statement aiming to clarify the situation for people who are Caymanian by right through descent who have to acquire a letter from immigration proving that fact. However, the statement leaves several questions unanswered and has done little to address the outrage local people are feeling about what they […]

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Status proof presents challenge for local job-seekers

Status proof presents challenge for local job-seekers

| 19/03/2018 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that his ministry is considering the challenge that many local people face in proving that they are Caymanian by right when applying for work, which is seen by some as yet another barrier to employment for locals. Answering a parliamentary question from the member for East End during the […]

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East End timeshare developer awarded status

East End timeshare developer awarded status

| 19/03/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): David Morritt (71), the man behind the Morritt’s Resort in East End, was handed Caymanian status on Friday when the Legislative Assembly approved Cabinet’s recommendation. Government brought the motion because although he had spent almost 30 years in Cayman, the British developer was here as a visitor. Premier Alden McLaughlin said Cabinet believed he […]

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LA votes status for teacher, ‘lost local’ and millionaire

LA votes status for teacher, ‘lost local’ and millionaire

| 17/11/2017 | 103 Comments

(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly voted to approve three Cabinet Caymanian Status grants Thursday for residents in three very different sets of circumstances. Chris Bounds, who taught in government schools for more than 30 years, Angelyn (nee Jackson) Zias, who was born and grew up in Cayman but fell through the status cracks, and […]

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Independent member objects to status grants

Independent member objects to status grants

| 25/10/2016 | 88 Comments

(CNS): The member for East End, Arden McLean, voted on Monday against two Cabinet status grants after an acrimonious exchange with the premier, who brought the motion to give Caymanian status to developer Fraser Whellan and Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, general manager of well-known local firm Tortuga Rum Cakes. McLean said he objected in principle to anyone […]

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